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of his first pager adress on the watergate scandal, including this call from george herbert walker bush, then the chairman of the republican national committee. >> the thing that burns me up is the feeling that you had and it came through, they don't -- there's so little credit for that. >> the folks may understand it. you see the folks didn't understand the checkers speech but the people did. i mean, the commentators didn't and the commentators didn't understand cambodia but the people did. >> the hell with the commentator. >> presidential historian doug brinkley is a professor at rice university's eisenhower center for american studies. he joins us now from austin, texas. this is classic richard nixon, blasting away agnew-like at the commentators, yet he was probably as right as he ever was in his life when he said the regular people out there like nixon a lot more than the journalists, the elite journalists, ever did, that's for sure. >> these tapes must be like catnip for you, chris. anyone interested in political history, they're quite remarkable. the bit you just played with georg
post says april 30, 1973 calls with ronald reagan and george h. w. bush were captured on a secret recording system that nixon used to take conversations from february 1971 to july 1973. there were 140,000 pages of text documents. reagan, the governor of california, called late in the evening of april 30 to support nixon after nixon delivered a landmark speech about the watergate scandal. he says, my heart is with you. i know what these months have been and what you have been through. we are still behind you out here. you are in our prayers. on more call from nebraska the independent line. like there areds a lot of the uninformed people calling. they have no idea of the scope of the material he released. if you look at the previous incident, it is just crazy. if you are going to claim the pedophiles ent and in afghanistan are the same, you are crazy. that is all i have to say. that is the last call. later, the cost and future sustainability of the fighter built by lockheed martin. we will take on those topics and "ore when "washington journal continues after this. to see the loss o
party chairman george h.w. bush. >> i really was proud of you. i know it was tough. >> and ronald reagan. >> we're still behind you out here and i want you to know that you're in our prayers. >> how nice of you to say that. >> this too shall pass. >> everything passes. thank you. >> reporter: but of course watergate didn't pass, and several years later in a long interview with david frost, nixon said he wished that he had ordered them to carry out the destruction of the tapes. he also told the speechwriter of that april address to add a paragraph saying that he, the president, might have to resign. he didn't say it that night, but it happened 16 months later in august of 1974. gayle, charlie. >> thank you, bill. president nixon spoke with bob haldeman three days after the watergate break-in when investigators listened to the tapes, there was an 18 1/2 minute gap in that recording from june 20th, 1972. it became one of the biggest mysteries of watergate. nixon's secretary, rosemary wood, said she erased the tape accidentally by stepping on a pedal while reaching for the telephone. after a
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